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KÖTTERMANN LTD. IN GREAT BRITAIN UNDER THE NEW MANAGEMENT OF JOANNA SPEIGHT

Hänigsen, 16 May 2024 – On 1 May 2024, Joanna Speight took over as Managing Director of Köttermann’s UK sales company, Köttermann Ltd. Joanna Speight succeeds former General Manager Steve Bradford, who will be leaving the company to pursue new career opportunities.

“We are delighted that Joanna Speight will enrich our team in England with her extensive experience in the laboratory sector,” explains Kazim Doyuran, Managing Director of Köttermann GmbH. This position will focus on actively managing and expanding the activities of the UK subsidiary. Mrs Speight will also be responsible for the Irish market in addition to the UK. “Joanna Speight’s extensive industry knowledge is invaluable in meeting the complex needs of our customers,” says Kazim Doyuran. “Köttermann is committed to providing excellence to the scientific community at all times and living up to its reputation as a premium provider.”

 

“We wish Steve Bradford all the best for his future career. We greatly appreciate his valuable contribution to the company and his leadership skills, and we would like to express our sincere thanks,” emphasises Kazim Doyuran.

 

Presse contakt:

Köttermann GmbH
Manuela Sterns
Industriestrasse 2
31311 Uetze
Tel. +49 176 – 843 77 161
manuela.sterns@koettermann.com
www.koettermann.com


KÖTTERMANN GROUP ACQUIRES DANISH LABORATORY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER LABFLEX

Hänigsen, 1 March 2024: The Köttermann Group, a company of the Czech BHM Investment Group, acquires the Danish company Labflex.  Founded in Skive, Denmark, the manufacturer of laboratory infrastructure solutions focuses on the industrial, education and life science as well as medical care sectors in Northern Europe. The acquisition strengthens the Köttermann Group’s position as a global leader in the field of scientific infrastructure construction. The expertise of Labflex underlines the commitment to solution orientated innovations of the highest quality.

 

“We are very pleased to welcome Labflex as another member of the Köttermann family,” says Kazim Doyuran, Managing Director Köttermann. “This acquisition represents a synergetic combination to expand the international 360-degree service of laboratory infrastructure solutions and offer them in an even more customer-centric way.” Combining cutting-edge technologies and offering talented employees new perspectives enables the companies to achieve sustainable growth in a diversified market. Following the acquisition of Lab Concept last year, Labflex’s professional competence fits harmoniously into the Köttermann Group’s portfolio. Lab Concept GmbH is a design and engineering company specialising in turnkey laboratory infrastructure solutions.

 

“We are excited about the opportunities we have as part of the Köttermann Group,” adds Stig Blicher, Admin

Director / CEO of Labflex. “Together we will continue to raise industry standards and drive innovation to meet the increasingly fast-changing needs of our customers worldwide.”

About the Köttermann Group:

The Köttermann Group combines experience and expertise in the planning, technical development, design and manufacture of laboratories for a wide range of international industries.

About the BHM Investment Group

The BHM Group, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, is an expanding European investment company that manages investments in a wide range of sectors throughout Europe.

https://www.bhmgroup.eu/en

Press contact:

Köttermann GmbH
Kazim Doyuran
Managing Director
Industriestrasse 2
31311 Uetze
+49 173 6499366
Kazim.Doyuran@koettermann.com
www.koettermann.com


Köttermann Group acquires shares in Lab Concept GmbH in Kempten

The Köttermann Group, a global manufacturer of laboratory infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of shares in Lab Concept GmbH in Kempten in the Allgäu region in Germany, a renowned engineering and manufacturing company with a strong market presence.

The acquisition represents a significant milestone for the Köttermann Group as it expands its reach and strengthens its position in the scientific community. The addition of Lab Concept to its portfolio fits well with its strategic objectives, increases its market presence and diversifies its product and service offering.

The decision to acquire shares in Lab Concept GmbH was motivated by the exceptional reputation of Konrad Kreuzer, Managing Partner of the company, a very talented team of professionals as well as the company’s innovative solutions. The Köttermann Group is confident that by combining their respective strengths and expertise, even greater value can be offered to customers and sustainable growth in the industry can be achieved.

With the integration of Lab Concept GmbH, the Köttermann Group will gain access to an extensive knowledge base that will enhance existing capabilities and provide customers with comprehensive solutions. The geographic reach and product portfolio will be expanded to better serve customers in new and existing markets.

“We are delighted to welcome the Lab Concept GmbH team to the Köttermann Group,” said Marek Krsek, CEO of the Köttermann Group. “Their impressive track record and in-depth industry knowledge perfectly complement our existing strengths. Together we are well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers and take advantage of new market opportunities.” In the future, the Köttermann Group will continue to focus on providing exceptional quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition for all stakeholders, including customers, employees and partners.

 

The Köttermann Group is owned by the BHM Group. BHM invests in European cleaning and medical technology companies with unique know-how and products. The Köttermann Group uses its expertise to provide innovative laboratory solutions to customers in the scientific sector worldwide.

Lab Concept GmbH is a renowned engineering and manufacturing company known for its innovative, intelligent and high-quality products and services. With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, Lab Concept has established a name for itself in the scientific market environment and has grown very quickly in less than six years.

For more information about the Köttermann Group and Lab Concept GmbH please visit webdev.koettermann.com and www.lab-concept.eu

Press contact:

Köttermann GmbH
Manuela Sterns
Industriestraße 2
31311 Uetze
Tel. +49 176 – 843 77 161
manuela.sterns@koettermann.com
webdev.koettermann.com


Köttermann becomes an affiliate company of the Block group

With a solid economic position, Köttermann is directly owned by the BHM group a.s. to which the BLOCK Group also belongs.

At the end of June, the former parent company BLOCK Group a.s. sold its shares at the Köttermann company to the superordinate Czech BHM Group based in Prague.

Only four years after the insolvency, Köttermann and the Czech BLOCK Group are now equal in the portfolio of the parent company BHM group a.s. Tomas and Marek Krsek, who have been responsible for the successful corporate strategy since the takeover by the BLOCK Group, maintain their economic rights.

The growing economic importance of the Köttermann Group has made it possible to put Köttermann on equal footing with BLOCK Group a.s. The new organization is supporting the strategic management of Köttermann. The areas of sales, finance, insurance and risk management will be further strengthened and future growth will be favoured in the long term.

Press contact:

Köttermann GmbH
Manuela Sterns
Industriestraße 2
31311 Uetze / Germany
Phone +49(0)176 – 843 77 161
Fax +49(0)5147 – 976 844
manuela.sterns@koettermann.com
webdev.koettermann.com


After the flood: A new laboratory for the Sinzig sewage treatment plant­

Masses of water in the Ahrtal destroy laboratory facility. Uncomplicated project management by Köttermann supports a new laboratory setup in the container village only five months after the destruction.

Last year’s flood in the Ahrtal was not only destructive for countless households, but also for many companies and facilities. Among them was the sewage treatment plant in Sinzig, whose equipment, including the laboratory, was almost completely destroyed – only the shell remained intact after the floods. Within­ only five months, a container village was built on the grounds of the sewage treatment plant with new facilities to ensure the operation of the wastewater treatment plant as quickly as possible. The organisation of the new laboratory facilities was carried out in a short time through hand-in-hand work by Köhler GmbH in Andernach as the project management and assembly expert and the laboratory equipment company Köttermann. Thanks to the interlocking trades, operations could be resumed only five months after the flood.

The flood had submerged the laboratory rooms of the wet/dry laboratory with office compartment up to half a metre under water. The laboratory equipment was completely destroyed – including acid and alkali cabinets, freezers, thermo- and refrigerators, computers and a fume cupboard. The Abwasserzweckverband Untere Ahr (Lower Ahr Wastewater Association), which is based in the region and has been associated with the association for many years, commissioned the company Köhler GmbH with the new installation. The temporary container village enabled ­new ready-to-occupy room solutions as quickly as possible. In view of what had been experienced, the attributes of quality and durability played a decisive role in the selection of the new laboratory furnishing components – with laboratory furniture made of steel, the Köttermann company offers exactly the durable and flexible furnishing that was desired. Fortunately, the flood had not destroyed a new laboratory: the old furnishings from the eighties were already getting on in years, so now new product solutions not only provide a modern look, but also make everyday work easier. For example, the fume cupboard could be combined with the acid/alkali cabinet to save space. The laboratory planners also chose spacious base units, as hanging cabinets are not allowed in the rental containers.

 

Repairing all the flood damage in the sewage treatment plant took and still takes time. It will take several years to rebuild and replace interim solutions. As the largest plant in the Ahrtal, it is designed for 115,000 inhabitants and is thus of great importance for water protection. New plans include expanding the capacity to 170,000 inhabitants – according to the latest technical possibilities and flood-protected.

 

 

For 75 years, the Köttermann company in Hänigsen, Lower Saxony, has been producing flexible laboratory equipment­­ solutions for customers from over 40 industry segments. ­Individual components ­are ­produced ­to meet specific needs and ­provide a safe laboratory working environment. The product portfolio ­includes laboratory furniture and fume cupboards, fume extraction systems, ­air management, safety and hazardous material­­ cupboards and media supply systems.

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Press contact:

Köttermann GmbH
Manuela Sterns
Industriestrasse 2
31311 Uetze / Germany
Phone +49(0)176 – 843 77 161
Fax +49(0)5147 – 976 844
manuela.sterns@koettermann.com
webdev.koettermann.com


Safe fume cupboard control made easy

The new TouchTronic combines fume cupboard control and monitoring in one intuitive control element. You can find all the highlights here:


Köttermann GmbH has a technical managing director

Uetze, August 1st, 2019. Since August 2019 Köttermann GmbH has expanded its management by a technical managing director who, along with the Management Committee, has been working on the reorganization and group-wide pursuit of strategic goals.

Köttermann, as part of the BLOCK® Group, with 130 employees at the German headquarters in Uetze near Hanover, manufactures and distributes steel laboratory equipment “Made in Germany”. This includes fume cupboards, laboratory furniture, service supply systems and cabinets for hazardous substances. These products complement the portfolio of the BLOCK® Group, which includes clean rooms, isolators, process and healthcare technologies.

Freely adapted from Churchill’s quote “You do not solve any problems by putting them on ice”, we are happy that, with Jens Buchholz, a Swabian team player comes back to the Köttermann team. He had already worked in various functions and positions at Köttermann from 2005 to 2016 and distinguished himself over these years by strong implementation skills. In recent years, he has broadened his ample experience as Managing Director of Clestra Hausermann in Frankfurt.

 

“I am looking forward to this new task and the challenges associated with it. I am convinced that we will continue the success story of Köttermann after the years of reorganization”, says Jens Buchholz about his appointment.

“With Jens Buchholz, we have gained an experienced generalist for Köttermann, whose knowledge and experience we trust and will undoubtedly benefit from. I look forward to working with him and wish him every success in his new role”, said Jan Mynář, CEO of the BLOCK® Group.

 

Köttermann, part of the BLOCK® Group, since 2018, was founded in 1946 in Uetze (Germany) and is today an internationally recognized specialist for high-quality laboratory equipment made of steel. For more than 70 years, the company has been setting standards in terms of quality, safety, robustness and durability with its products “Made in Germany”. The company is represented at the headquarters in Germany by 130 employees. Worldwide there are partnerships in Central and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

 

The BLOCK® Group was founded in 1991 in the Czech Republic and is today an internationally successful group of companies with more than 500 employees in seven countries. The corporate group focuses on the turnkey delivery of clean room facilities of the highest standard and works for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical, healthcare, microelectronics and research industries. The services offered by the BLOCK® Group include design, planning, engineering, validation and service of clean rooms.